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Meet The Women Who Make Internet Startups As Cool Offline As They Are Online

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We've all had it happen: You meet someone, ask her what she does, and she tells you her job title. And all you can think is "OK, but--I still have no idea what you do." In the digital age and the start-up world, it's not that uncommon a feeling. So...
Meet The Women Who Make Internet Startups As Cool Offline As They Are Online
Startup FaithStreet lives at the corner of tech and Christianity

Announcing TNW Magazine Issue v0.3: Collaborative Consumption

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Joe Gebbia, the bright, young co-founder of Airbnb recently told me that he’s seen the Internet move in 3 stages. In the late 90s, companies like AOL worked to get people online. Next, we saw people connecting online and the rise of social networks. Now we’re in the 3rd stage,...
Announcing TNW Magazine Issue v0.3: Collaborative Consumption

Flybridge's David Aronoff Explains Why He Led a $5 M. Series A in NYC Enterprise Standout BetterCloud

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In a recent blog post about the Series A crunch for consumer Internet startups, Fred Wilson wrote, “now that the momentum/late stage wants enterprise, we should expect the layers below to give them enterprise.” Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage VC firm with a focus on enterprise startups and companies...
Flybridge's David Aronoff Explains Why He Led a $5 M. Series A in NYC Enterprise Standout BetterCloud
Are we in a startup bubble?

Reverse network effects: Why scale may be the biggest threat facing today's social networks

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary, who analyzes business models for network businesses at his blog Platformed.info. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Network effects are the holy grail for Internet startups looking for venture-scale returns. On a...
Reverse network effects: Why scale may be the biggest threat facing today's social networks

Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies

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For many successful startups, there exists a point where their product is popular enough to grow beyond the minimum viable product, but is yet to be discovered by millions more that may be turned off if the service is too complicated. Internet startups need to find a balance between keeping...
Balancing Act: Keeping Power Users Happy Without Overwhelming the Newbies
500 Startups raising new $50M fund, adds new partners
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7 stories to read this weekend

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Oh boy! What a dreary long and rainy weekend in San Francisco. In rest of the country, not so much. Here are some stories I think might be worth reading – mostly because it is the weekend. They are different fare from the usual stuff you are likely to encounter...
7 stories to read this weekend

Startups: Follow The Money

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Editor’s Note: In part two of a two-part guest post, David M Blumenstein of New York’s The Hatchery discusses his experiences of how UK Internet startups differ from those in the US.His advice could well be useful to startups worldwide. This time, why you may have to travel to find the perfect...
Startups: Follow The Money

TransferWise Adds Support For USD, Wants To Become Preferred Method Of Money Transfer For Startups

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TransferWise, the online currency exchange that uses the crowd to undercut traditional money transfer services, has announced that its added support for the U.S. Dollar — a move that it believes, along with existing support for the British Pound, Euro, Swiss Franc, Polish Zloty, Swedish Kronor, Norwegian Kronor, and Danish...
TransferWise Adds Support For USD, Wants To Become Preferred Method Of Money Transfer For Startups

Earlybird’s $100m will fund Berlin’s ‘antisocial’ movement

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A common complaint in Berlin that the scene has plenty of hype but not enough in the way of local investment. Well, here comes something big. Earlybird, the VC that moved all its operations to the city last year in response to the frenzy of activity there, has just announced...
Earlybird’s $100m will fund Berlin’s ‘antisocial’ movement

Venture Financing Forecast for 2013: Partly Cloudy With Lower Chance of Success

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Concerns that Series A rounds will be hard to come by in 2013 are widespread in the venture business, according to a survey being released today. Forty-five percent of venture capitalists think this will be the most difficult financing to obtain, according to a survey of venture capitalists and startup...
Venture Financing Forecast for 2013: Partly Cloudy With Lower Chance of Success

How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary who analyzes business models for Internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Marketplaces are difficult businesses to run. Like all multi-sided platform businesses, they suffer from the classic chicken and egg problem: the technology has...
How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

Glasscubes Integrates With Google Apps For Easy, Open Collaboration

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If you’re a small business looking for an online collaboration solution, you could do a lot worse than check out Glasscubes.Designed as a ‘virtual intranet’, Glasscubes provides businesses with a file management, project management and CRM solution all in one tight package.We profiled the service back in October with a...
Glasscubes Integrates With Google Apps For Easy, Open Collaboration

Stripe Joins Square In Taking Payments International

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There's a Canadian flag hanging in the window of Stripe, a hot online-payments startup which just raised $20 million from Sequoia Capital and other investors. That's because, Stripe cofounder Patrick Collison told Business Insider, he's taking the business international--expanding first to Canada, then other countries. Stripe's not the only payments...
Stripe Joins Square In Taking Payments International

10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness

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Path? That's hot. (flickr.com/pimkie_fotos) The climate for Internet startups is heating up. Startups are closing rounds faster, getting popular more quickly, scoring higher valuations and getting acquired with increasing greediness. As local luminary and angel investor Chris Dixon notes, the preponderance of hockey stick growth among the top tier of...
10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness
What's up at Lockerz? Heavily-funded startup mum on fashion site Ador

Among Internet Users, Black People Use Instagram and Twitter More Than White People

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The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a new survey on the demographics of social media users yesterday.  The nonprofit, nonpartisan “fact tank” says its findings are the “first reportable” survey that it’s put out comparing whites, African-Americans, and Latinos on Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. But if you’ve been paying...
Among Internet Users, Black People Use Instagram and Twitter More Than White People

You Can't Launch the Next Generation of Startups Without Women

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A serious geek I know asked me how many people with gray hair were at Internet conference I had just attended. I answered that there were quite a few. He shook his head and said that when the suits take over, it's the beginning of the end of innovation. There...
You Can't Launch the Next Generation of Startups Without Women

Last week Zalando, this week Dafiti: JP Morgan backs Rocket Internet by additional $45m

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US-based financial firm JP Morgan is to invest $45 million in Dafiti, built with the backing of Berlin incubator Rocket Internet and now the largest online fashion retailer in Brazil. The investors will take a holding in the e-commerce site, which offers customers a variety of products, including clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and...
Last week Zalando, this week Dafiti: JP Morgan backs Rocket Internet by additional $45m

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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After the success of last week's ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit in Mountain View, California, we are back with this week's best startup advice in the ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup. This week we discuss VCs and NDAs, balancing features between power users and newbies, geeky startups and how one startup shrugged off a...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup
DC's startup scene: Entrepreneurship blooms in our nation's capital

DIGITAL 100: Submit Nominations For The Most Valuable Private Digital Companies!

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It's that time of the year again. Time for you to submit nominations for our annual Digital 100 list, which will be out in September. The Digital 100 ranks the 100 most valuable Internet startups. So put your nominating hats on! In this survey box, please nominate the companies that deserve to...
DIGITAL 100: Submit Nominations For The Most Valuable Private Digital Companies!

The Board of Directors: Guest Post From Scott Kurnit

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I am developing a standard format for these MBA Mondays series. I do five or six posts on a topic and then I solicit four or five guest posts to wrap it up. Today we begin the guest posts on the Board Of Directors series we've been doing for the...
The Board of Directors: Guest Post From Scott Kurnit
An Investor Who Backed eBay Says Now Is A Great Time To Do Consumer Internet Startups

VC firm Flybridge expands its footprint in Brazil and hires Pitzi’s CEO as an advisor

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Flybridge Capital Partners has hired Sao Paulo-based American entrepreneur Daniel Hatkoff as an advisor, the early stage VC firm announced today. As you may remember, Hatkoff is the founder of Pitzi, an insurance club for mobile phones. Before starting his own company, he served as a financial analyst with Warburg Pincus...
VC firm Flybridge expands its footprint in Brazil and hires Pitzi’s CEO as an advisor
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